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Feb 14, 2013 4:30am EST
works for a time. >> the announcements that will come from the american and u.s. airways airline. we're going to tell you what this means for you the passenger when we come back. >> it's all about the special someone today. the big wedding planned for one special couple that share some doggone good luck. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways have agreed to a merger. together they will create the world's largest airline. the company plans to make that announcement a bit later today. the deal has been in the works now since last year. most experts don't expect that deal to trigger a surge in ticket prices. american airlines has been going under restructuring since going under bankruptcy protection since 2011. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. pope benedict xvi will meet with a group of parish priests in rome today. the retiring pope is expected to talk about the personal experiences as a young reformist back in the vatican council back in the 1960s. pope benedict will step down on february 28th. >>> senate democrat leaders are expected to vote on chuck ha
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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
still get your mail just not on saturdays, in august the u.s. post office will no longer cards and letter on saturday. you can still get the mail order prescriptions and express mail and of course packages. it's part of the plan to save the cash-strapped postal service $2 billion. after it posted a $16 billion loss last year. some customers are not surprised. >> i do believe it's fine for me. i don't do business on the weekends. >> since 2008 we've seen a steady decline in the use of first-class mail. people pay their bills online. it's simple. it's easy, it's free. you cannot be free. >> the mail will still be delivered to p.o. boxes monday through saturday and you will still be able to mail things at post offices that have saturday hours. >>> well, they laced up the running shoes and tackled more than 1500 steps. that's what more than 1600 people did last night in new york. they took part in the annual empire state building run up. they climbed up 86 flights of stairs from the lobby to the observation deck. it helped raise money for local charities there in the big apple. >>> whe
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Feb 22, 2013 4:30am EST
strictest in the u.s. and he is one step closer to achieving the goal. >> a winter storm is moving across the country and people in the midwest are buried in feet of snow. is that storm headed in our direction? that's one of the big things we want to know. thanks for joining us on this friday morning, and happy friday by the way. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. tgif. what's the weather going to be like for today? into the weekend i understand you are looking at tonight on the drive home for many people. >> exactly. we are going to deal with black ice. but as we start you out. maryland's most powerful radar, this is the storm back off towards the west dumping snow now around chicago and they could see about 6 inches maybe more across the area. but closer here at home, we can see on the southern extent of this, we are getting reports in roane own of light snow coming into the area. this will begin to continue to move into our direction as we go further into the afternoon and also the evening time frame as well. with that, we will get sleet and also icy roads. so check out what'
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Feb 13, 2013 4:30am EST
hearing is happening today being dubbed solutions to the crisis facing the u.s. postal service. we will let you know what happens and if they can come up with any other solutions or options besides cutting the saturday mail service. >>> in other news this morning, passengers on a stranded cruise ship are headed home. tugboats are pulling the cruise liner heading towards alabamach the karn cal views liner triumph was on -- carnival cruise liner -- liner he trial up -- liner suffered a fire. there's limited power and sanitation on the boat. many are sleeping outside on mattresses on the decks and chairs and they say food is scarce. >> cold cuts, bread, lots of -- boxed cereal and water and sodas and they open the bar to give people free beer and wine. there's only really couple lines to take 3 1/2 hours to get food. >> my what you are thinking at least they have the beer and wine but san -- sanitation not good many they promised a full refund and free flights home and credit from another cruise. >> time for a check of the forecast. lynnet in charles joins us now. yesterday -- lynette char
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Feb 19, 2013 4:30am EST
regional office. joined by u.s. secretary of veterans affairs for the press conference. >>> let's get a check on the weather. that could be a big story today. hopefully it won't impact you morning commute. over to lynette charles to find out. >> keeping our fingers crossed that the morning commute is going to be okay. ahead of the front we are looking at wet weather. wet weather in terms of rain and also freezing rain, and even some sleet mixing in. this is a story through time, we can see it's towards the west here, entering the region. because of this, there is a winter storm advisory for these areas. advisorys here shaded in the blue color. we are not in that. we are dealing with rain, that's what we are going to be dealing with through the rest of the morning in to the afternoon. we will pick up on the winds, now, not bad around baltimore b along the eastern shore, the winds, 9 miles an hour, we will have 10- 15 miles per hour through the remainder of today. let me show you the temperatures quickly, we are going to be dealing with chilly temperatures, as long as we stay above free
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Feb 26, 2013 4:30am EST
load abc2's free app and stay with us on twitter under the har tag gmn. >>> the u.s. supreme court will begin hearing arguments on legality of investigators taking dna samples from those even not convicted of a specific crime. >> the case stems from a 2003 rape and murder conviction of a woman and the conviction of her killer six years later. sherrie johnson is here with more on what's expecteded in court -- expected in court. >> reporter: the case of a salisbury man takes place. alonso king was arrested on assault charges they took his dna which matched the sample from the victim and he was linked to the rape. at issue before the court is the maryland dna collection act. is it constitutional or whether the state says once arrested you lose that privacy right. this is is a law that allows officials to take the dna from those arrested but not convicted of a serious crime. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence saying the draw violated his constitutional rights. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the mary
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Feb 20, 2013 4:30am EST
charges against the former u.s. representative. he's accused of spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash, buying luxury items, memorabilia and other goods. >>> more warnings later today about the financial dangers of sequestration. the pentagon will warn congress that it will furlough many of its 800,000 civilian workers if the sequestration takes effect on march 1st. the president has asked congress to delay the automatic budget cuts. nld and coming up today, lance armstrong is expected to come clean under oath about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. for more than a decade armstrong adamantly denied that he ever used banned banned substances. the u.s. anti-doping agency wants blacklist in an effort to restore cycling. >>> a repairman of a water company is expected to be okay after being hit by a car. this accident all caught on camera. two workers were standing in the middle of the road in missouri, shutting off a water valve when a minivan drove through the intersection. one worker was able to jump out of the way, but the other one was hit. the driver did stop at the scene a
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Feb 11, 2013 4:30am EST
people die of heart disease every year in the u.s. alone. >>> if you're looking to buy a new dishwasher or refrigerator, do it this weekend. it's the shop maryland energy weekend. you can get a special tax break from buying certain products. state comptroller peter franchot is holding a news conference today to talk more about this program. >>> he's been to disney world, gone on late night talk shows and addressed thousands at a post super bowl rally. what is next for flow flacco that's sort of out of character and may have you raising your eyebrows?
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am EST
is heading there to address u.s. senate democrats during their annual retreat. the event is an opportunity for each cause to talk about the strategy for the upcoming year and a calmer -- in a calmer setting than our nation's capitol. >>> jurors are still trying to come up with a verdict in the felicia barnes murder trial. day three of deliberations will begin this morning. jurors got the case on monday and spent yesterday going over all the evidence. late in the afternoon they asked to watch two videotapes the state showed earlier in the trial. jurors wanted to see surveillance video from wal- mart of the defendant, michael johnson, buying a plastic tub. they also rewatched that infamous sex tape involving involving johnson, barnes and two other people. the state says johnson killed barnes and dumped her body in the susquehanna river. his attorneys say they never proved motive. stay with abc 2 news. brian will be in the courtroom and bring you the verdict as soon as it comes down. you can follow him on twitter for all the latest information. >>> well, this morning police are st
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Feb 8, 2013 4:30am EST
airlines so far have been great. >> u.s. air sent me's. -mail yesterday for a friday flight two days in advance. >> reporter: so, here at home road crews have been out on the roads as i was traveling here to bwi. i saw a few trucks on the roadways salting making sure the morning commute is safe for drivers and it's important to know you can get the latest updates on our twitter account at abc2 news we will be updating that pier outcally this morning so you can follow along with more weather updates. reporting live, sherrie johnon, abc2 news. >>> 4:34. this will likely affect your commute throughout the friday morning. expect delays and backups on the road. >> let's see how things are look right now with lauren cook with your traffic. >> reporter: good morning. well, as lynette mentioned we are dealing with a wintery mix in frederick but everywhere else it's raining. the roads will be slick. be careful on 95 in white marsh. no delays into the city. and 695 will be delay free from parkville up to towson heading over to pikesville this is at green spring avenue. nice and normal conditions.
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm EST
cell about 46% of u.s. sales. revised decision would have to constellation brands. >>> apple is cutting the price of the lowest and mac book pro by $200. it will come down to $1499. the company is also updating the processors of its larger mac books. >>> his story of evercoming adversity inspired us. new an like athlete has been arrested for murder. details on the allegations. >>> how much is valentine's day going to cost you this year? we're breaking out how much people are shelling out to have a happy valentine's night. >>> all right. start off with a look at maryland's most powerful radar. crystal clear. looks like you'll have great weather as you head out the door with your sweetheart. 47 degrees. winds are northwest at 5. days getting longer. sunset past 5:45. you can see chilly conditions, mid-40s. as we go past this into our cameras you can see blue skies. a little bit of a slushy coating that did create icy problems, especially around anne arundel county. the same deal in dundalk. how about one more camera in towson at loch raven tech. so we stay clear, light breezes. co
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Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm EST
your toes. >>> now to another deadly incident at a u.s. embassy abroad. >> explosion claimed two lives in a critical area of the world that has diplomats on high alert. >> this is what the state department is calling a terrorist attack. >> reporter: state department is calling it a terrorist attack. after 1:00 p.m. local time in turkey, a bomb went off a security check point at the u.s. embassies one person was killed, a guard at the gate. a citizen was wounded according to the u.s. ambassador there. television showed damage to part of an outer tbeat house, adjacent to the main building at the embassy. department officials said the u.s. is working closely with the turkish national police to assess the damage and casualties and will begin an investigation. >> it is a terrorist attack, we don't know who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. >> reporter: security at u.s. embassies and come pounds have been front and center since the september 11th attack. four americans were killed in libya, including the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens. >> the embassies are picking up
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
may bring them closer to warheads. the u.s -- marines from the two countries conducting drills and for the first time held inside of snowy south korea. north korea said it's the first of u.s. aggression and that any blocks of its ships would be considered quote acts of war. >> and the president's office has indicated he will react to it during the state of the union address. >>> a new study find there is may be a simple way of lowering a child's risk of autism. the simple supplements that they can take. >> find out what topic the president is expected to focus in on that impacts all of us. >> parents, if you have a favorite, don't let it show. >>> could a simple supplement be the key toward fighting off autism? researchers found women who took folic acid starting four weeks before becoming pregnant until eight weeks after they had a 39% loris being of their child developing autism. the same loris being did not appear in mothers who began taking feel lick acid mid-pregnancy. >>> more and more kids are dealing with obesity. for some shedding the extra weight can only be with surgery.
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Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm EST
for the cash strapped u.s. postal service. starting later on this year you will no longer receive letters on saturday. some are saying this change was unevidentable -- inevitable. >> reporter: the post office plans to cut mail on saturdays. >> i want my mail on saturdays. >> reporter: packages would be delivered six days a week but letters and first class mail would only go out during the weekdays. >> financial stability with postal service losses, in part, because of the growing popularity of email and online bill pay. they also blame the financial whoas on a 2006 law requiring the post sal service to pay $5 1/2 billion a year, one of the many reasons members of the learn postal workers union said this could be avoided. >> congress created a problem. congress refused to solve the problem. now management is going along. >> reporter: after already closing thousands of post offices andions, they feel thisa necessary move this will save $2 billion a year, a measure many customers say they understand. >> to me it doesn't matter. i'm retired. it doesn't matter whether they stop. the wo
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
according to the federal government, he's got plenty of company, and they are listed on the u.s. department of health and human services public default page. it showcases doctors and dentists who went to medical school on your dime but didn't pay back special health education assistance loans they got from the federal government, even decades after graduating. >> they have no current about to repay. >> reporter: it's u.s. attorney's rod rosen stein's job to get your dollars back. but in some cases they just won't pay up. that's how they end up on the list. 17 maryland doctors and dentists have the distinction, owing total of $3.2 million in principle, interest and fines. press' share is 209,000 dating back to 1985. from maryland owe as little as have grand or as much as a half million in change. some have been in the hook since 1979. sarah white is paying and she doesn't make a doctors salary. she's a public servant, a single mom living on a local police officer's salary and every month she makes a payment toward the federal loans she took out more than ten years ago to attend t
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Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm EST
standard and poors and mcgraw hill. >> reporter: they are being blamed for pushing the u.s. economy to the brink. calling the conduct e dpreeious, eric holder said they lied about the value of financial security. >> we allege by knowingly issuing ratings which misrepresented the credit worthiness, s&p misled investors. >> reporter: he said they were driven by profits. the result is from a four-year investigation by two government lawyers who also accused s&p bosses of ignoring warnings from the staff. they said that proves s&p new they were giving high ratings to mortgages that were virtually worthless. >> it's sort of like buying sausage from your butch are. he assures you this was made fresh that morning and safe. what he doesn't tell you -- what he doesn't tell you is it was made with meat he knows is rot ton. >> reporter: he said the doj lawsuit is without factual or legal merit, adds that could predict it. >> this is first amendment speech. we're protected. >> reporter: questions have been raised why the government is singling out s&p, implying it could be because of the downgrading o
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> the cash strapped u.s. postal service is making cut backs. find out what this means for your delivery. >>> there's a happy ending for one family affected by the russian pay do son ban. >> on the weather front we continue to track a system in the texas arkansas area headed our way for friday. what will it men for us? that's straight ahead. >>> we start out with an update. jurors convicted michael johnson for killing phylicia barnes. barnes was a 16-year-old teenager visiting her sister in baltimore when she disappeared. her body was found months later near the conowingo dam. barnes' family said justice was served. johnson will spend 30 years behind bars. >>> a mother took her daughters to the ravens celebration yesterday at m&t bank stadium. she said aggressive fans pushed her into their section, trampling children. the mother left early due to safety concerns. >>> a pikesville woman was found dead, stabbed to death with two small children inside. a 33-year-old man is in custody. he was found after a tactical unit entered the apartment and found him walking along reisterstown
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Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm EST
the u.s. it's the first edition to the happy meal in a decade. fish back bites will be -- fish mcbites will be available through march. >>> pizza hut is offering pizza sliders and can be bought in batches for family hops want to customize their orders with different toppings. >>> coming up, an american mother of two is killed while on vacation and the family is searching for answer. what police are saying. >>> what ad was your favorite from last night and which was the worst? we're blakeing down the super bowl -- breaking down the super bowl commercialings that got the most buzz. >>> all right. let's start off with a look at the weather in the big easy. lots of ravens fans still flying out if they didn't have the red eye. it's a cloudy condition. some rain coming. so evening flights out of new orleans could be tricky. i don't think it will depress anybody's spirit. this is what's coming toward central maryland. some snows out toward frostburg as well all headed in our direction. we'll look for some snow to get in overnight. it will not be heavy as it is in the mountain, but we'll look
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
, official bs now say the whole thing may have been a hoax. >> the u.s. coast guard sols spended the search after find nothing trace of a couple, their 4-year-old son and his cousin. the search started sunday after a distress call came in about a sinking kale boat. it has already cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> we have a warning for young women from breast cancer experts. why more women are getting diagnosed with late stage cancer. >> at least three dead from the storm making its way across the country. >> we have the list. here it comes. consumer reports releasing its list of the top 10 cars. find out if yours made the cut. no a new study finds more young people are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. it's less common in women 25 to 39 but it's occurring more frequently. the increase is small but sifnlgt the young women diagnosed are presenting at a young stage. when young women develop breast cancer they typically have a family history. >> the predisposition to cancer can be passed down from one generation to the next. and those families can be identified because
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
u.s. embassy. >> what would jesus do when it comes to tipping? we'll be right back. >>> woke up to snow this morning, probably going to wake up to more on your super sunday. details straight ahead and abc 2's most accurate forecast. >>> arundel county executive has resigned in a letter that took up half the page, leopold explained he will be stepping down immediately, saying he acknowledged errors in judgment. he was convicted this week in a misconduct trial, sentence insides march, the county's chief administrative officer will remain acting county executive. >>> police say one teenager is dead and another is seriously wounded in harford county. a neighbor was taking out the trash and heard someone
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Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm EST
are one of the 35 cities that received a letter from the u.s. olympic committee. baltimore could potentially submit a bid. the question is is the city capable of hosting and managing such a massive event. we want to know what you think? should baltimore be an like destination. head to abc2news.com/facebook. we are hearing opinions on both sides. some say this would be a disaster. others say it would be a boost for tourism. >>> we have an update to some breaking news. more explosive testimony today in the bail hearing of the like hero accused of murdering his goi. prosecutors say they have witnesses who heard nonstop shouting and fighting and one witness saw lights on at the time of the shots. those claims contradict what oscar pistorius has said. he said he accidentally shot his girlfriend through the bathroom door mistaken her for an intruder. >>> all new tonight, washington dysfunction is back. it's about your money, tax dollars, we have the very latest. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. just nine days until $85 billion in federal spending cuts could go into effect. the pentag
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
factors, crude oil, and two, u.s. wholesale gas prices have hit a three month high with several california and chicago refineries closed for maintenance and he is oil closing an east coast refine finery. not good news for drivers. the good news, the u.s. energy department is calling for lower gas prices this summer. then in 2012 it says supplies are stronger this year and carses continue to get better gas mileage, reducing demand which means barring a major hurricane, this summer should not be as bad as last if you don't waste your money. i'm john matarese. >>> the underarmour's first retail store will open this week. you can expect invasion from women's mens, and children's apparel from the newest challenge. footwear dropped in the middle of the star and it says it always puts the charmed city first. >> we wanted to open a store here in baltimore.  here in harbor east, became available and there's a lot of amazing foot traffic and it's become a hub for shopping and we're really proud to be here. >> the batman shirt is cool. the grand opening is tomorrow. >>> if your new new ne
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
, black male in his 50s. that's a little bit older than the typical robbery u.s. maybe that will give police something to look at. they are working with hospital security to try to investigate the case. once again, two people robbed inside mercy hospital around 1:00 this afternoon. police now looking for the suspect. live in downtown baltimore, christian schaffer, website whoib schaffer -- abc2 news. >> hundreds had to be evacuated from the johns hopkins medical building. >> a dozen people got sick. we have the latest on this hazmat situation. >> reporter: at this point they're not sure exactly what touched off the situation here at this building here in hampden. here's what we do know so far. this happened just before 10:00 this morning. one person, city fire crew were called here. one person said they were ill. when the crews got here, when ems got here they found several people were sick. 10 people were taken to the hospital, problems with breathing. they're trying to figure out what was going on. they still haven't determined it. in fact, they tested the building for everything. >
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
for the northern u.s. still in full winter mode. 26 above in baltimore. those cold temperatures will continue to settle in tonight, less wets but still struggle to get out of the 30s. as we go beyond thursday. >>> friday we're stuck in the 30s. that's when the weather maker comes in with marginal temperatures. looks like things stay unsettled saturday with cold rain. the approaching storm system toward the four corners, it will develop as we push into friday night. this will linger into our saturday, kind of a slow moving system. if the storm stricts a lot, that -- strengthens a lot, that could pull am more cold air. tonight 21. the biting bries continues. tomorrow 38. that's it for your two-degree guarantee. tomorrow night cold, mid-20s. here's a look at the next few days. things changing late friday into saturday. cold, raw. we'll call it wintry showers. then hams we go beyond that into the second half of the weekend some improvement has things trend slightly milder, mid to upper 40s sunday and monday. we drop the temperatures down into the middle part of next week. it's still febr
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
at the u.s. naval academy, not a bad day at all as we observe washington's birthday. take a look at some of the current conditions right now. basically we'll skip past that. right hard 40 degrees. take a look at some of the conditions neighborhood by neighborhood. i'm skipping head. let me see if i can back up and show you what we'll be looking for tomorrow has we kick off the day. looks like eventually in the upper 40s a potential icy mix from glen el west seeing a little bit of a wintry mix. same deal as we take you into carroll county tomorrow, maybe a brief icy mix going over to rain quickly early in the morning right around the westminster zone going west. for much of the state, much of the hear conditions will be in the form of rain tomorrow. so take a look at the setup. clear across the region. a few clouds beginning to edge. the trend showing increasing clouds overnight. as we bring this in, again, starting off at 9:00 in the morning starting to edge its way in through hagerstown and sleet and changing rapidly over to rain as we push toward noon and rain through the baltimor
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
motive. kyle was one of the most skilled snipers in u.s. history. he once shot a target more than a mile away. a highly decorated navy seal, seven medals. kyle also knew the difficulties service members faced when they came home. >> you don't have an identity. >> reporter: so he dedicated himself to helping returning vets who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> chris had a difficult time tran sessioning himself. i think that's a big reason why he cared so much. >> reporter: police believe kyle was trying to help ross at the gun range -- help routh at the gun range. >> some type of therapy. >> reporter: over the last diagnosis cade over 70,000 service members have been diagnosed with ptsd. >> was constantly feeling nervous. constantly felt like something bad would happen. >> reporter: it's still too soon to say if ptsd was involved in the murder. >> an average of one american soldier died from suicide every day last year according to new statistics out from the pentagon. the 325 deaths set a new record. the army officials said the number exceeded those in afghanistan dur
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
u.s.. john and anne better have been married for 80 years. oh. got hitched in 1932. but -- >> charlie. >> had an arranged marriage for her with another man. so the couple ran off and eloped. now they are shocked they hold the record. what was that -- what? >> no, am i wrong? you made it sound like oh! 80 years. >> 80 years. >> most people would find that blissful. >>> all right well mel gibson tried to figure it out but there's one simple list for guys of what women really want. >> we'll tell you when "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. >>> his weapons were legal but trespassing on a school was not. now police want to know what this guy was doing and how he got inside that building. >>> she's an inspiration to women who want to get into politics. today we remember the longest serving maryland delegate. >>> all right, super bowl champs, we know that. but what would you say the state of the ravens are today? we're going to hear from the men in charge on this thursday morning february 7th. "good morning maryland." i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle.
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am EST
for law enforcement to take a suspect's dna. that's a question by the u.s. supreme court after the 2009 conviction of the maryland man for rape and murder was overturned on constitutional grounds. abc2 news sherrie johnson is here with details and sherrie what did the appeals court say a year ago that got us here today. >> reporter: the maryland dna collection act is a law that allows officials to take the dna from those who have been arrested, but not convicted of a serious crime. so now the question is, is it constitutionol on whether the state says once arrested you lose the privacy right. today the u.s. supreme court will figure that out as the case of alonzo king takes center stagech he was arrested in 2009 on assault charges. police took dna and the sample matched dna collected from the victim and police then linked him to a 2003 rape. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence of the dna match saying the initial draw violated his constitutional rights. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the maryland
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am EST
be -- point from the again will be the economy and job creation in the u.s. unemployment rate climbed back up to 7.9% and monthly job creation remains modest as millions of americans still look for work. >> the economy will be central to the speech and how we grow the economy so ive can participate. -- so everybody can par test pay the a fair shot and pay your fair share. >> on gun control the white house invited a number of gun violence survivors to the chambers as the president will likely recommit to swift and sweeping action on gun regulation among those attending is the family of hadiya pendleton the family of the teen who was gunned down at a park in chicago. you can follow us throughout the day on twitter to get updates on the president's speech. what he has to say and the comments about that address. following the remarks which will be seen on abc2 beginning at 9, florida senator marco rubio will provide the republican response also rand paul of kentucky will speak on behalf of the tea party. son contend the two names will pop up again and again as we get closer to the general
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00am EST
don't know who fired the gun that killed 10- year-old aaliyah bowyer. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways rather will merge to crete the world's biggest airline. the boards of both companies approved the mencher late last night and it is expected to be formally announced this morning. the deal has been in the worns since august when creditors forced american to consider a merger rather than remain independent. together american and u.s. airways will be slightly bigger than united airlines. >>> well, there are more questions this morning on the shooting of a police trainee that happened in owings mills in baltimore county. police have not released the identity of that trainee. and abc2 news' sherrie johnson joins us with more on the story. what do you have for us this morning? >> reporter: at last report megan the trainee was in critical condition at shock trauma. this morning there's some dispute over the details at the former rosewood center. the only public comments we received from investigators came tuesday night in a briefing outside of shock trauma. sources say roughly 50 t
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am EST
than enough gas and crude oil. american airlines and u.s. airways are expected to announce a merger this week creating the world's biggest airline. the merged company would have 6500 flights a day and nine major hubs. it would be known as american airlines but run by the u.s. airways c.e.o. >>> identity thief stole its way to the top of the box office. it debuted with $37 million despite the blizzard in the northeast. it's the biggest opening so far this year. >>> a distillery is meeting increased demand by watering down its booze because it can't produce enough bourbon enough. the alcoholic content will go from 90 proof to -- [indiscernible] that's america's money. >>> how is baltimore city doing these days? the mayor will set out her state of the city address. >>> we'll have a preview of tuesday's state of the union and the special guests planning to attend. >> it's being called the storm of the century. as must have as 3 feet of snow was dumped on the northeast. we'll have the latest numbers of those left in the dark and what's being done to dig the people out of the huge mess. t
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
cancelled. >> u.s. air sent me an e-mail yesterday for a friday flight, two days in advance here at home, road crews are on stand by. get school closings and delace on abc2news.com and in the morning. . >> only on two tonight, we're hearing from the mother of a woman who was stabbed to death in front of two children this week. christian schaefer is here now. >> the victim's mother and baltimore county police agree that they knew the man who has now been charged in connection with that murder was a threat. they don't agree on whether everything possible was done to stop it. >> members of kate had l's family say she and her daughter were inseparable. >> she was a good mom. >> in december, this man was released from prison after serving time for robbery, jeffrey shiflet. he sentthreatening letters to katie from prison. >> he had been threatening her for a long time including threatening others like judges, and the police. >> the police knew shif let was a threat to katie and they say he continually violated his parole by making threats but he had no fixed address so they tried to protect ha
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Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
according to the u.s. census bureau, is 16 million people in the united states are living single and they can be a drag. >> i guess maybe if i did have a special someone in my life i would be thinking about it more. >> reporter: the pressure is on for singles on a day meant for couples. for match maker, paul, february is big. he is a self-described modern day hitch. this real life date doctor has written a book on finding and keeping love. >> how many success stories have you had. >> we have nine marriages. >> reporter: he says it's as simple a as one, two, three. >> the first thing that you do is is think about everything you've done thus far that has not worked and throw that out. you want to expand your social circle. three, work on yourself. work on yourself. self-development, interpersonal skills. >> all right tell me about the meeting. >> reporter: author and dating coach jess pushes a proactive strategy. she says for most women that struggle with dating, it boils down to fear. >> fear is sort of driving their lives, making their decisions and keeping them in a paralyzed st
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00am EST
casino spa will be the first u.s. gambling establishment, to allow in room betting and slots in room via remote control. guest room tv gambling will help visitors get accustomed to the idea of betting on hand- held devices which new jersey recently approved. at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal passion to help protect your business. when your business is optimized like that, there's no stopping you. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper. >>> singer kelly rolan was one- third. destinies child, it was un forgettable. she is going to cohost the oscars preshow. she is going to be on the reds carpet with laura spencer. we want to remind you, catch the 85th annual academy awards sunday, right here on abc 2. the fun starts at 7:00. for all the oscar news you need, everything you need to know, we have you covered. head to abc2news.co
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am EST
. >>> the u.s. postal service has been delivering mail in the rain, snow and the gloom of night for hundreds of years. now the agency is struggling to find the revenue sources it's hoping now that you'll have interest in some of the things that they wear. the agency announced plans to come out with a line of clothing and accessories called rain, heat and snow. the first line for men will be released next spring. the line for women is also currently in the works. >>> gas prices are high and now it could affect you even while you're trying to buy a car. a california car dealership has stopped offering those free test drives and it's because of the high gas prices. before you can even get the keys to test drive a car, a lot of dealerships are now having new requirements. they're asking people to fill the tank back up where it was when they left the lot. and a lot of this is to make up for people who test drive the car and have no intention of ever buying it. >>> well, little girl is recovering in the hospital this morning and her dad thinks hand sanitizer may have led to her injuries.
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Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm EST
the southeastern u.s. coast, more moisture is feeding up the coastline so more rain possible during the early part of the dwa tomorrow and some of this could be freezing rain through daybreak. what happensto freezing rain is it pushes down -- the milder air helps push that down to the surface. overnight tonight and even if you have an early 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. trip, this could be dicy for you. winter weatheradvisories have been extended north now. all of our counties with that advisory. freezingwedge of air has sunk southeast into the sate. we're one below freezing at bwi. across theeastern shore we're one or two above freezing. it's beenbitter cold the last few days so ground temps have been hovering around freezing. this is the leading edge of a more significant round of showers that could come in the morning. it may start off as more of an icy situation but it will change over to rain as we push toward midday tomorrow and then we're clearing out into the day sunday. so improving weather over the weekend. tonight downto 31, more rain and ice potentially in those areas below freezing
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am EST
says once arrest you lose the privacy right. today the u.s. supreme court will figure that out as the case alonso king takes center stage. king was arrested in 2009 on assault charges. police took his dna the sample matched dna collected from the victim and police then linked him to a 2003 rape. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence of the dna match saying the initial draw violated the constitutional right. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the maryland court of appeals ruled against a key provision of the law. opponents say the law runs over the 4th amendment ban on unreasonable search and seizure. >> at the time of arrest right now a. defendant is -- a defendant is handcuffed the car can beer ised and the house can be searched and they can take a blood sample with a needle and strip search you. and everybody gets finger prined and clearly they can put a q-tip on side of the cheek for one second. >> reporter: all states require dna from individuals convict of a felony the federal government and 28 s
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
when he put his hand down her pants and grabbed her breasts. according to the filing the u.s. department of justice claims gary hofmann violated title vi by failing to take action. >>> who is in line next to take over at the vatican a question a lot of you want to know. we will have to wait until the end of march to fine out but experts say odds are the new pope will come from latin america or canada. yesterday, pope benedict xvi announced he will step down at the end of the month. the head of the first and oldest archdiocese archbishop of baltimore says that he met with the pope seven weeks ago in rome and saw no evidence he was slowing down. of leaving his post he will devote the rest of his life to prayer and reflection. >> there's only one holy father and so what he is doing is not retiring of the way you and i think about retirement you know. you got your 401k and you know you got your little place and you go off and do it. the holy father raves very different existence. lives a very different existence. >> the fact he would recognize his fraility and display it to the w
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
type of scandal is unlikely to happen in the u.s. our country no longer slaughters horses. the companies involved in the scandal do not export beef to the u.s. >> now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >> let's take a look at the weather for you. it is improving weather here on the most powerful radar. you see the snow showers have come to an end. the streamers were coming all the way across pennsylvania towards the great lakes. take a look at some of the weather in motion throughout the day today. it was interesting as we tack a look at the camera shots across maryland. that was kind of a wild-looking sky over bel-air. on and off snow showers. brief reductions in visibility. almost can't call these classic snow showers. these were like snow bursts. and then even light accumulations on the football field out the manchester way. let's take a look at current conditions. cold and, yes, the winds are how longs. 22 to 28 miles per hour. windchill from the west is feeling like just 8 to 13 above. brutally cold with the snow showers continuing here as we go through the overnight hour
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
will start making computers in the u.s. earlier in the day, cook told san francisco conference he "bullish on invasion at apple." netflix is teaming with up dream works to create an original children's series based on turbo which will follow the adventures of a snail who lives race cars. and soon be easier to learn how to snow board. the street board hand control system allows beginers to stop and slow down as needed. smart phone maker vir2 is offering a 10,000 dollar smart phone covered with titanium and feature a crystal is a fire display. no word on what sort of reception the android phone gets but who cares? and those are your tech bites. have a wonderful morning. i am diana perez. >>> new for you this morning super storm sandy is expected to be the second costliest psych clone in our u.s. history damage is estimated at 50 billion dollar. hurricane katrina tops the list at 108 billion. sandy battered the northeast and was blamed for 72 deaths from maryland to new hampshire. more than 600,000 homes in new york and new jersey were damaged or destroyed. >>> one community has come
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
contest for a chance to pair a pair of its glasses. to enter you must live in the u.s. and tell what you would do with them. if you win it will cost you $1,500. those are your techbytes, have a great day. i'm rob nelson. >>> we have breaking news out of prince george's county. two children and an adult are dead following a house fire in a glenarden area. now you're looking at a picture from the prince george's county fire and ems blog. another adult and two other children are being treated for injuries. we are told that the kids are all under the age of 10. we're going to continue to work for you and get the latest information on that fire. so stay with abc2news.com and follow us on twitter for any updates. >>> 30 million people are in the path now of a storm that's expected to cover 18 states in snow and ice. >> ed payne tells us how the states are preparing. >> reporter: this is southern arizona. as the massive winter snowstorm started gearing up coating the cactus and palm trees with snow and sleet. one woman says her daughter came to the state for a vacation. >> of my daught
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Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
listed on the u.s. department of health and human services public default page. it showcases doctors and dentists who went to medical school on your dime and didn't pay back special health education assistance loans they got from the federal government even decades after graduating. >> they have no current ability to repay. >> reporter: it's rod's job to get your tax tlars back. >> that's our goal to collect on the obligation, the promise they made. >> reporter: in some cases they just won't pay up. that's how they end up on the list. 17 maryland doctors and dentists have the distinction owing $3.2 million in principal interest and fine. press's share is $209,000 dating back to 198 #. others owe $14,000 or a half million in change. some have been on the hook since 1979. you're supposed to pay back what you owe. >> reporter: sarah white is paying and she doesn't make a doctor's sal ray. he's a public servant, a single mom but every month she makes a payment to the federal loans she took out to attend the university of maryland. even when she was hurt in the line of duty as a m
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
of north korea where the u.s. geological survey has detected a 4.89 magnitude earthquake. south korea is trying to test if north korea has conducted a nuclear test. >> we have a new video out tonight of a gun control ad featuring former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. . giffords. >> the ad was produced by a political action committee formed by giffords and her husband. both of them are out spoken about the need for gun control. lawmakers are working for ways to tighten laws, enact new ones and try to prevent shootings like the one in newtown. >> saying he no longer had the mental or physical strength to carry on. pope benedict is the first in centuries to resyne. >> cardinal o' bryan will take part in the picking of the new pope. an italian photographer captured lightening striking st. peters facility within hours of the announce. being made. . >> his heroism is getting the thanks of a greatful nation. . >> coming up, a touching moment during today's ceremony. >> and our morning wave of precipitation clearing out now but an additional wave expected to roll in by wednes
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am EST
% sin the start of the year. u.s. pickup truck sales are expected to soar topping 1.7 million. pickups haul in most of the earnings for the companies 90 ears for ford and 2/3 for general motors. zombies swarmed the box office thanks to help from teenage girls who are not interested in football. warm bodies took the top spot with 20 million in the opening weekend. and when the lights went out during the superbowl, several advertisers rose to the occasion using twitter. oreos says the cookie is fun to dunk in the dark and tide says you can get your blackout but we can get your stains out. that's america's money. i am rob nelson. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> baltimore we are coming home baby. we did it. >> you are waking up this morning with a big smile on your face. the ravens are world champions. good morning maryland. it's a glorious monday morning. thanks for joining us i am
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
people are still cleaning up after superstorm sandy. tonight our two u.s. senators say federal help is on the way. the department of housing and urban development will be 8.6 million dollars in grant money to help the shore. the moneywill likely be used to fix damaged homes, roads and bridges it looks like we'll have to wait to find out what the boy scouts of america will do about the policy to exclude gay people. the decision was supposed to be made this week, instead they say that the complexity of the issue is causing a delay. >> we may not have gone over the fiscal cliff however the government is still looking at the possibility of major cuts. some agencies are letting employees know there could be cuts across the board. thedepartment of transportation sent out a letter explaining those impacted would get at least one month's notice. abc2news is working for you tonight trying to explain what could happen to our military if congress doesn't act by march first. eight hundred americans could be furloughed for twenty-two days. there could be cuts in training and naval operations would sli
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
insurance says it's not just the soft economy but poor money management skills. u.s. airlines are doing better at delivers delivering you and luggage. 85% of the flights arrived within 15 minutes of scheduled time. lower percentage of bags were lot of than in any time. apple says some retail stores are not big enough and they are closing and moving 20 to location was more space. apple is opening 30 more stores. and you can't get away from starbucks in the pacific ocean. for their he a fully functioning -- there's a fully functioning coffee shop aboard the uss boxer. have a great day. i am rob nelson. >>> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >>> it was training exercise but things took a horrible turn when trainee was shot. we have an update on his condition this morning. >> two college park students are dead and a third is in the hospital. the latest on the investigation into the murder-suicide. >> it's the start of lent for christians and we will tell you where to get your ashes on the go if you are too busy to make it to church. those stor
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
talk strategy with u.s. senate democrats at a closed-door retreat. the president is expected to discuss financial matters as well as gun control and immigration. >>> also today governor martin o'malley will testify on the gun control bill. he'll appear before senate judicial proceedings committee in annapolis. the governor wants to ban assault-style guns and require restrictions for handguns. the measure would also set aside in the state budget for safety. >>> police are still trying to figure out what led to a deadly stabbing just as the raven's victory celebration was wrapping up yesterday. the victims sadly are three teenagers. this happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon in downtown baltimore. one of those victims was killed, the two others seriously hurt. it's not yet clear now why teens were down there for that parade, how this possibly happened that led to one person being dead. >>> speaking of the celebration itself, head coach john harbaugh told fans they were in for a party bigger than anything they had ever seen. and when the final head count came, reportedly 200,000
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am EST
, their saying that's not enough. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. an official announcement will be made this morning about this. the deal has been in the works since august when creditors forced american to consider a merger rather than remain independent. experts say it's going to take months to combine the operations. >>> con summer news this morning. check your fridge. taylor farms recall is now recalling baby spinach because it could be contaminated with e. coli. it was sold in a number of stating including here in maryland. those being central market organics, full circle organic, simple truth organic, marketside organic and taylor farms organic. the company says no illnesses have been reported just yet but check the fridges to make sure you're doing okay. >>> stress, staph mold not good words. >> not exactly things you would stick right into your baby's mouth. but according to a doctor you may be doing just that. >> and teachers make so many sacrifices now some state lawmakers want to help them out. details straight ah
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